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4.3 out of 5 stars
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4.3 out of 5 stars
Gravity
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on 14 June 2017
A popular science book about gravity with no diagrams. There are 2 xy charts (which don't constitute diagrams) in 284 pages. There is also very little math. Either one or the other was needed, but leaving out both is very unhelpful I think. I have a science degree, and I'm comfortable with explanations, but it's hard to visualise the concepts with no aid
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on 22 February 2015
I need a book like this for holiday read.
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on 30 January 2014
Why, well the wonders of twitter means that if you have a question, you can now track the author down and ask him it.

The fact that it did not just get a tweet back but a blog post dedicated to the answer from a question asked on page three guaranteed this was going to get 5 stars even if the rest of the book was drivel....which it was not.

you can see the exchange here...

Google "now appearing Blog, Brian Clegg" and goto 7th Jan 2014 entry Called Spin Dizzy

As far as the rest of the book is concerned it was a great read. It was just complex enough for the likes of me, it stretched you but not enough to make you want to give up.

I particularly enjoyed the discussion on other options e.g. Horava Gravity and Hadleys theory.

My sole complaint is nothing to do with the content but the book itself.

It is slightly too thick a book to be in what I think is Crown Octavo and should IMHO have been printed in Medium Octavo, it just did not sit open easily in the hand (allowing a coffee to be held in the other!)

But a very small complaint for a great book.
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on 22 November 2012
But I haven't got round to reading it yet.
I am stuck on Bell's inequality at the moment.
Bell's inequality has ruined my life.
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on 19 January 2013
This is one of the best descriptions I have read of a potentially difficult subject to undertsand. Brian Clegg has written a fine piece of scientific literature
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on 23 April 2015
Great book !
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